You’re special to me!
I’ve been blessed by your comments, your emails, your tweets. You have encouraged and uplifted me. You’ve made my day more times than I can count. You are my friend, and I’m ever so grateful for that.
When my sister and I met for one of our marathon lunches recently, we happened to touch on the subject of songs. The conversation meandered as ours often do, and we each pondered which song was our song. I told Kal I didn’t think I had one, and she insisted I do: “Thank You for Being a Friend,” a hit song originally released by Andrew Gold in 1978.
I grinned. Kal knows me so well it’s scary. I loved that song when it came out. Yes, I know you might not have even been born in 1978, but I was in my first year of college. I belted out the memorable lyrics as I drove to campus many a time.
As I reflected on how special my friends are to me this week, I decided a blog post was in order and that the perfect item to include would be a video of Andrew Gold performing “my song.” I popped over to YouTube, found the song, and learned via comments left on the video that Andrew Gold died on June 3, 2011. He was 59.
I’m one of those women who’s prone to tears, and I shed a few when I hear the news. Some were for Andrew Gold, but some were tears of thanksgiving. He left a legacy in the form of a song, one that honors friendship. Here’s the clip, which I dedicate to you, my friend. Thanks for being a special part of my life.
In memory of Andrew Gold: August 2, 1951 – June 3, 2011